how many sets per exercise and workout?
- 02-22-2012, 05:59 AM
- 02-22-2012, 12:08 PM
02-22-2012, 01:04 PM
I didn't see this mentioned in any of the total sets in this thread.
If the total set for any particular exercise...say Military, do you count the warm up sets as part of the whole number of sets?
(i.e. 2 warm-up, 3 working = 5 sets or only 3 sets?)
02-22-2012, 01:07 PM
02-22-2012, 01:10 PM
In my programs I only list working sets. Warm up sets are in the range of 2-5 depending on the exercise and the intensity.
02-22-2012, 03:18 PM
02-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Hey Red, would you say that if I am eating right and cycling correctly I can spend 2-4 hrs in the gym 3-4 times a week without over training?
02-22-2012, 04:13 PM
The body will adapt to just about anything, given the work is progressively increased and the recovery is provided. Will 4 hour sessions be productive.....I don't know.
02-22-2012, 04:41 PM
Jay Cutler once said in an interview about his high volume training that you can never overtrain the body IF you are eating and providing your body with proper nutrition for what you are attempting and proper rest. But this is also coming from the guy who does not eat the typical 6 meals a day. He wakes up and eats meals throughout the night tooOriginally Posted by Jerime
02-22-2012, 04:44 PM
02-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Ofcourse. That was my point when saying how he doesn't do the typical 6 meals a day an stuff. All he has to do daily/nightly is eat, train and relaxOriginally Posted by Rodja
02-22-2012, 05:01 PM
02-22-2012, 05:08 PM
I beg to differ. Just cuz a pro bodybuilder isn't trying to bench 1000lbs or whatever doesn't mean they don't do compound movements. Alot of pro bodybuilders squat, deadlift, bench.. No cleans but whatever. But yeah deff not 3 times a week I'll give you that. That's cuz a powerlifters main focuses are just the compound movements.Originally Posted by ZiR RED
02-22-2012, 05:12 PM
02-22-2012, 05:22 PM
02-22-2012, 05:59 PM
A bodybuilder doesn't worry about how much he lifts but a bodybuilder will always take his muscles to 100% failure
02-22-2012, 06:23 PM
02-23-2012, 01:23 AM
02-23-2012, 05:18 AM
I would agree with that in most instances, but 8X Mr. O Ronnie Coleman showed the world he could deadlift 800 pounds for two reps five weeks out of the Mr. Olympia contest. That is a lot of weight for anybody.Originally Posted by VS91588
02-23-2012, 11:16 AM
02-23-2012, 11:23 AM
Ronnie and Franco are exceptions to bodybuilding. But b4 Ronnie Deadlift 800 for about 4 reps he previously did other sets of 15, 12, 10 reps. A bodybuilder can mix hypertrophy training and strength training together. Pyramiding the weight up
02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Yes certainly. I just wanted to shed light on the 'no bodybuilder does low reps with high weight' stigma lol. And you gotta love Franco!
02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Just thought I would add that Ronnie also put himself outta the game by hurting himself. Once he hurt his back he was never able to recover. All those insane lifts take a toll for sure.
He is still one my favorites but I think health wise he really made some stupid choices buts that just my opinion.
02-23-2012, 05:06 PM
Yeah it deff takes a toll on your body. I personally like deadlifting w/ dumbbells lately. I been reading up on FST-7; 7 sets with 30-40 second rest periods. After my back workout I grab 100-110lb dumbbells and perform that. It's really hard and you get more of a squeeze on the way up cuz you are not limited by a barbell.
02-23-2012, 05:17 PM
That's cool I noticed a lot of pro bbs do deads last or toward the end of there workouts to prevent injury n focus of perfect form more that the weight.
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